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  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Getting the salt out

    Arizona considers plans to clean up salty irrigation water without drying out wetlands created by that water.

  • The Klamath dams by the numbers

    A new report shows salmon-killing dams would cost less to remove than to keep.

  • The Gila's Monster

    Along the upper Gila in New Mexico, conservationists and the state squabble over managing the river's water.

  • Elwha River dams move closer to destruction

    Two massive dams on Washington's Elwha River will be demolished to restore salmon runs.

  • Dam breaching gets a surprise endorsement

    A longtime consultant to the hydropower industry, biologist Don Chapman, shook the Northwest this summer when he declared that four dams on the Lower Snake River should be breached to save the salmon

  • ‘Tributary issue' could force a seven-stateshowdown

    Nevada is fighting with the four Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico over its right to use water from the Colorado River’s tributaries, in particular the Virgin and the Muddy rivers

  • Judge leaves Front Range cities mile-high and dry

    A Colorado judge cancels the water right of a private company that had planned to build the state’s largest dam and use it to pipe water from the Western Slope to the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs

  • Weighing our water options

    As the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nev., schemes to find more water, it reminds those of us who live outside big cities that we also need to rethink the way we use water

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

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